As we approach the end of 2018, the team at ChildLine would like to extend best wishes to you, members of our ChildLine community.
During 2018 our society has supported the foundational pillars of equality, integrity and respect for every creed and race. However, we are concerned with the brutal violence inflicted on our men, women and innocent children in 2018. It is tragic that our precious children have become the victims of violent and inhumane attacks, resulting in serious injuries and even death!
The welfare and protection of our children is the obligation of every responsible adult. The proverb that says “It takes a village to raise a child” is now most relevant and critical in the protection of our children. We beseech all adults to accept and share in this responsibility and to look out for the welfare of the children within our community. Take proactive action if you observe unusual and suspicious activities that could harm our children.
Parents and guardians, please know where your children are at all times. Be involved and present in their lives; show care and love to create trust and dialogue.
As we approach the end of 2018, we appeal to you to resolve to make 2019 a better and safer year for our children.
May 2019 be a year of peace and love for all of Trinidad and Tobago.